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Why Your Referral Partners Don't Send You Clients, and How to Change That

By: Stephanie O'Brien Tuesday June 20, 2017 comments Tags: Referral marketing, team building, Time management, Lead attraction, Client attraction

Why Your Referral Partners Don't Send You Clients, and How to Change That

How many times have you formed a referral partnership, affiliate partnership, or strategic alliance, only for nothing to ever come of it? You probably know the familiar line: "If I meet anyone who needs you, I'll mention you to them." You and the other person probably mean it when you say it... so why does it so seldom translate into actual referrals? Today, I'm going to share six reasons why many referral partnerships don't make you money, and what to do about it. Here's why many referral partnerships produce few or no... Read More


How to Track Submission Form Leads and Phone Leads on Your Website

Tuesday June 13, 2017 comments Tags: Marketing, Website design

How to Track Submission Form Leads and Phone Leads on Your Website

Many people try to get clients through their website, only to end up wasting money and losing leads because they don't know how to track and validate those leads properly. If you want a good return on your website marketing investment, you need to know where your best leads are coming from, which parts of your website are inducing them to contact you, and which parts of the site aren't getting results and need to be improved. The trouble with that is, the process can seem very complicated and technical when you don't know how to do it, and... Read More


10 Video Marketing Mistakes that Annoy Your Audience and Kill Your Sales

By: Stephanie O'Brien Tuesday June 6, 2017 comments Tags: Video marketing, Marketing, Lead attraction, Public speaking, Client attraction, product launch, Content marketing, Lead nurture, Social media

10 Video Marketing Mistakes that Annoy Your Audience and Kill Your Sales

‚Äč When you make a marketing video, are people watching the whole thing, and are they reaching the end of the video with a desire to take the next step? Or are they clicking away and forgetting about it the moment its over or, even worse, giving up on it halfway through and leaving? Today, Im going to share 10 classic mistakes Ive seen people make in their marketing videos, and how to avoid boring your viewers into abandoning your videos. Mistake #1: Not getting to the point IMMEDIATELY. Yes, your animated logo is cool. No,... Read More


A Simple Way to go from Exhausted to Energetic in Your Business

By: Stephanie O'Brien Tuesday May 30, 2017 comments Tags: Time management, Mindset, Motivation, Inspiration, Leadership

A Simple Way to go from Exhausted to Energetic in Your Business

Do you feel like you're dragging yourself through each day, just trying to make it through to the end of your to-do list, and often running out of time or energy before you run out of tasks? I've been there, SO many times, because I was making the same mistake that all too many of us are taught to make from a very early age. Thankfully, I'm getting better at avoiding it, but there are still days when I need reminders about why this happens and how NOT to slide back into that crippling trap. Today, I stumbled upon one such reminder: a... Read More


Should You Sign Up for That Business Event or Training Course?

By: Stephanie O'Brien Tuesday May 23, 2017 comments Tags: Time management, Mindset, leadership, Business planning

Should You Sign Up for That Business Event or Training Course?

If you've ever attended a business event that included an offer, you probably know the experience. The host or a guest speaker gets on stage, gives a presentation that impresses you with great information, and then, after giving you a list of facts that makes it clear how crazy you'd be not to do as they say, they finally do it: They make an offer. The list of bonuses is as long as your arm. The price tag is high, but the value of the offering is way higher. And this is touted asthe thing that will bring you from where you are to... Read More


How to Capture and Keep Your Customers' Loyalty

By: Stephanie O'Brien Tuesday May 16, 2017 comments Tags: Customer retention, Mindset, product launch, Content marketing, Customer Service, Public relations, Business planning, Lead nurture

How to Capture and Keep Your Customers' Loyalty

Did you know that your best leads and marketing allies are usually your satisfied customers? When someone has used your product or service and loved it, they've a lot more inclined to work with you again, and to recommend you to their friends, than a stranger to your business would be. This is especially important in light of the fact that bringing someone from being a total stranger to becoming a loyal repeat customer and advocate of your business can take a lot of work. You've got to get their attention, hold that attention, earn... Read More


Top 5 Time-Wasters That Hold Small Businesses Back From Success

By: Stephanie O'Brien Tuesday May 9, 2017 comments Tags: team building, Time management, Mindset, leadership, Business planning

Top 5 Time-Wasters That Hold Small Businesses Back From Success

Time. It's your most valuable and irreplaceable asset, yet it's also one of the ones that small businesses are the best at wasting! We only have 24 hours in a day, but all too often, we spend those hours on the wrong things, or do the things we're supposed to do less efficiently than we could be doing them. As a result, we trade more of our priceless time than we want to, in exchange for less money than we desire and could have been making. Today, I'm sharing a blogpost byAubrey Blankenship on the top 5 ways in which small business owners... Read More


Should You do the Job Yourself, Hire It Out, or Just Forget About It?

By: Stephanie O'Brien Tuesday May 2, 2017 comments Tags: Time management, Blogging, Mindset, Client attraction, product launch, leadership, Business planning

Should You do the Job Yourself, Hire It Out, or Just Forget About It?

One of the biggest challenges business owners face is finding the time to do everything they need to do - or using some other way to get it done. As my JV partner, Matthew Radin, has commented a few times during our calls, "You have three basic choices: do it yourself, get someone else to do it, or it doesn't get done." Today, I'm going to give you some criteria you can use to determine which option you should take for any given task. Here are the criteria you can use to decide whether to do it, delegate it or delete it. 1. Does... Read More


3 Hidden Stress Sources That Ruin Your Peace and Hold You Back from Success

By: Stephanie O'Brien Tuesday April 25, 2017 comments Tags: Time management, Mindset, Inspiration

3 Hidden Stress Sources That Ruin Your Peace and Hold You Back from Success

Have you ever had a day when you just kept feeling stressed, even when you didn't need to? I know the feeling. I think we all do. A few weeks ago, I had a day like that. I had a flu that had left my torso aching and my chest suffocatingly tight, and on top of that, I'd had over a thousand dollars in unexpected bills suddenly drop on me, at a time when I was already financially strained. Just sitting up was a painful struggle, breathing did not come easy, and even lying down didn't help much, so I wasn't surprised when getting... Read More


How To Build A High-Performance Lead Generation Website

Tuesday April 18, 2017 comments Tags: Marketing, Copywriting, Blogging, Article creation, Lead attraction, Client attraction, Content marketing, Branding, Website design

How To Build A High-Performance Lead Generation Website

Guest post byBrad Shorr . By now you should know that it doesnt matter how good your product or service is if you dont have the marketing skills necessary to drive customers to do business with you. The same idea applies to Internet marketing, where developing a high-performance lead generation website is absolutely crucial for any business to succeed. The number of products and services that sell themselves is so small that its insignificant. You simply cannot afford to have anything less than a fully functional and highly... Read More



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